Joseph Addison (1672 – 1719) was an English essayist, poet, and playwright. His name is usually remembered as one of the founders founded The Spectator magazine. His essays are noted for their clarity and elegant style, as well as their cheerful and respectful humor.
Quotes by Joseph Addison…
True happiness is of a retired nature, and an enemy to pomp and noise.
In the loss of an object we do not proportion our grief to its real value, but to the value our fancies set upon it.
How our delight in any particular study, art, or science rises and improves in proportion to the application which we bestow upon it. Thus, what was at first an exercise becomes at length an entertainment.
A day, an hour, of virtuous liberty
Is worth a whole eternity in bondage.